'''Henry George Seldes'''
November 16, 1890 — July 2, 1995) was an American investigative journalist
and media critic. The writer and critic Gilbert Seldes
was his younger brother. Actress Marian Seldes
was his niece; his nephew is the literary agent Timothy Seldes.
Influenced by Lincoln Steffens
, his career began when he was nineteen years old and was hired at the ''Pittsburgh Leader
In 1914, he was appointed night editor of the ''Pittsburgh Post
In 1916, he went to the United Press
in London and, starting in 1917, during World War I
, he moved to France to work at the Marshall Syndicate. While there, he interviewed Paul von Hindenburg
, the supreme commander of the German Army. Hindenburg commented on the defeat of Germany in the war, including U.S. involvement; however this interview was censored by the U. S....